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Hungarian PM defends Poland



Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over the overhaul of the Supreme Court. Orban has locked horns with the EU for years over what Brussels sees as disrespect for democratic freedoms and Orban sees as EU overreach. "This is unfair, unjust, unprincipled, a typical representation of double standards. This is what Brussels is doing with the Polish today. That’s why an honourable person canno…
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Life after Sao Paolo’s major drug crackdown



Two months ago, the Sao Paolo city government ordered the removal of Cracolandia neighbourhood, Brazil’s largest community of drug users and home to nearly 2,000 mostly crack cocaine addicts. Critics say the government wanted to free up the area for development. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Sao Paulo on what has become of its former residents. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Brexit: A threat to Britain’s food security? – Counting the Cost



As round two of Brexit talks kicked off this week, how much will Britain have to cough up for 44 years of EU membership? And how will Brexit impact food security and farming in the UK? There's a lot of noise about what's likely to be a very big 'divorce' bill. But there's been relative silence about food security since the Brexit referendum. A new report published by the University of Sussex calls this lack of focus 'astonishing" – criticising that British consumers have not been informed about the implications of Brexit for agriculture and farming. It warns that, after decades of EU regulation, the British government is "sleepwalking" into a future of insecure, unsafe and increasingly expensive food supplies. Food is the largest single UK manufacturing sector, and one-third of its workforce comes from overseas. One third of Britain's food is imported from the European Union. David Coker, a lecturer in finance at Westminster University, talks about food security post-Brexit and explains why he thinks the UK and the US could strike a trade deal on food. "President Trump has gone on record saying that a deal with the UK could happen very quickly and also NAFTA renegotiations have just opened up in Washington. They're going to take the seats on August 16, and we feel there could be a case put forward by the Americans at that point for the UK to join NAFTA," says Coker. More from Counting the Cost on: YouTube – http://aje.io/countingthecostYT
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Raising panda cubs takes a lot of patience, says keeper



Keeper Chen Bo describes what it's like to care for giant pandas at China's Chengdu Research Base, one of the largest panda research facilities in the world. Decades of conservation efforts have lead to population growth for pandas. Read more here: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3748907 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX
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Talk to Al Jazeera – Saad al-Kaabi: ‘The blockade has made Qatar stronger’



Qatar is the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and produces up to 77 million tonnes of gas each year. In April 2017, the Gulf state announced it was boosting output in the world's largest gas field – the "North Dome" – off Qatar's northern coast, which it shares with Iran. Gas has helped transform the emirate into one of the richest countries in the world, propelling its rise into a major regional player and helping Qatar fund huge infrastructure projects and host major events such as the 2022 FIFA World Cup. So when four Arab states – Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt – severed diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar on June 5, cutting off land, sea and air links, there were concerns about the effect on Qatar's economy. How would the diplomatic rift between Qatar and some of its neighbours affect Qatar's economy, and Qatar's oil and gas industry in particular? Al Jazeera spoke to the president and CEO of state-run Qatar Petroleum, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, about the GCC crisis, Qatar's oil and gas industry, and the future of his company. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Palestinian leader freezes contact with Israel



Three Palestinians have been killed during protests against new Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said late on Friday that all official contact would be suspended until the removal of metal detectors. Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports from occupied East Jerusalem. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Canada hosts North American Indigenous Games



Canada is hosting this year’s North American Indigenous Games.
Held every three years, the tournament bring together thousands of Aboriginal people from Canada, the US and Mexico to compete in events ranging from kayaking to basketball.
Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak reports from the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Russia’s Bolshoi theatre uses artificial intelligence to restore history



Artificial intelligence is being used to trace the cultural history of Russia's Bolshoi theatre. Thousands of volunteers have helped to digitise historic posters, programmes and photographs from past productions going back further than the Bolshevik Revolution. The unique repertoire of material is being analysed by artificial intelligence and then published on the theatre's website for the world to view.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Moscow. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Tidal power prototype test begins



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Jeff Sessions back under media spotlight



There are more damaging headlines concerning the US Attorney General, just days after being criticised by President Trump. The Washington Post says the Russian ambassador was overheard by US spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contradicting earlier statements by Sessions. Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show https://t.co/Y…
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Saad al-Kaabi: ‘The blockade has made Qatar stronger’ – Talk to Al Jazeera



Qatar is the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and produces up to 77 million tonnes of gas each year. In April 2017, the Gulf state announced it was boosting output in the world's largest gas field – the "North Dome" – off Qatar's northern coast, which it shares with Iran. Gas has helped transform the emirate into one of the richest countries in the world, propelling its rise into a major regional player and helping Qatar fund huge infrastructure projects and host major events such as the 2022 FIFA World Cup. So when four Arab states – Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt – severed diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar on June 5, cutting off land, sea and air links, there were concerns about the effect on Qatar's economy. How would the diplomatic rift between Qatar and some of its neighbours affect Qatar's economy, and Qatar's oil and gas industry in particular? Al Jazeera spoke to the president and CEO of state-run Qatar Petroleum, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, about the GCC crisis, Qatar's oil and gas industry, and the future of his company. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Afghanistan’s homes transformed into array of colour



The Afghan government has launched an ambitious urban regeneration project aimed at improving people's mental health.
This project transforms dull brown homes by colouring them with bright cheerful tones. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Kabul. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Senegal starts offering methadone to help drug users



Senegal has become the first African nation to offer the drug methadone to help users overcome their addiction.
This initiative is hoped to reduce the number of people sent to overcrowded prisons.
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Poland approves bill giving parliament powers over judiciary



The Polish senate has approved a bill giving politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court.
Thousands protested the judicial reform that allows parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges.
The EU says the move undermines democracy and the rule of law.
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Qatar Emir: Any talks must respect sovereignty



Qatar's Emir has declared the Gulf state is open for talks but any solution to the Gulf crisis must respect sovereignty.
He gave his first national address on the crisis since Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Emirates cut ties more than a month ago.
He also said the rift has further fuelled Qatar's desire to keep diversifying its economy.
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White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigns



Sean Spicer, the first White House press secretary to serve under the administration of US President Donald Trump, has stepped down after a few months in the role. Trump named Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.
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WHO: 5,000 new cases of cholera per day in Yemen



There are 5,000 new cases of cholera each day in Yemen, the world’s largest outbreak of the disease.
With the rainy season already hitting the Arabian peninsula's poorest country, relief agencies warn the illness could spread even faster.
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Qatar’s emir says his country is ready for dialogue to resolve diplomatic crisis



Qatar's emir says the country remains open to dialogue with four Arab nations that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country's sovereignty. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the comments in his first televised speech since a diplomatic dispute among the U.S. allies erupted more than a month and a half ago. He hailed the solidarity and resolve that Qataris have shown in the face of the crisis, and said it would make the tiny country, which will host so…
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Campaigning begins for 2018 Zimbabwe elections



Zimbabwe's main political parties have started campaigning for the 2018 election. President Robert Mugabe and main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, held rallies after Mugabe’s return from his medical treatment abroad.
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South American leaders offer to mediate Venezuela crisis



South American leaders offered to broker talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition at a meeting of the Mercosur trading bloc in Argentina,
They are urging Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, to suspend his plans to rewrite the constitution.
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Australian art gallery holds sneaker exhibition



The Art Gallery of Western Australia is hosting an exhibition exploring the history and cultural significance of the sneaker.
Some 160 pairs of trainers are on display from a time period that ranges between 1825 and the present day. Robert Cook, the curator, explains how sneakers have their own stories to tell. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Inside Story – Is Israel changing the status quo around Al Aqsa?



World leaders are demanding Israel honour the status quo that governs the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem. They fear new security restrictions imposed by Israel could trigger unrest across the occupied territory.
The state of Jordan has been the custodian of all Muslim and Christian sites in Jerusalem since 1994. And Israel's recent security measures are creating tensions with Palestinians who see them as an extension of the occupation. On Friday, Muslim worshippers refused to perform prayers in the mosque as thousands of Palestinians rallied across the region. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has cut short a trip to China and is urging the US to intervene in the crisis.
So, is Israel abiding by the status quo? And what is Jordan's role as a custodian of these holy sites? Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: Mustafa Abu Sway – Professor and a scholar on the al-Aqsa mosque and a member of the Islamic Waqf Council. Ambassador Alan Baker – Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs in Jerusalem and a former legal adviser to Israel's Foreign Ministry. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Hezbollah launches major ground offensive on Syria-Lebanon border



Hezbollah and the Syrian army have launched a major ground offensive in the border area between Syria and Lebanon. Jaroud Arsal is a barren region along the Qalamoun mountain range where a number of armed groups with competing interests have had a presence for years.
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Rex Tillerson hopes Qatar blockade will be lifted



The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for an end to the siege of Qatar
He said Washington is satisfied with Qatar's aggressive efforts at fighting terrorism and hopes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt will lift their land blockade against the peninsula.
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Russian Foreign Minister downplays Trump-Putin meetings



Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has joked about the hype over President Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, suggesting there may have been several inconsequential meetings between the two men at the G-20 summit in Germany. In an interview with NBC, Lavrov said President Donald Trump may have held more meetings with Vladimir Putin – but he shrugged off the importance of the encounters. “They might have met even much more than just three times,” "Maybe they went to the…
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Today in History for July 22nd



Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Highlights of this day in history: Wiley Post completes first solo flight around the world; Robber John Dillinger shot dead; Saddam Hussein's sons killed in Iraq; The September 11th Commission releases its report; Birth of the Frisbee. (July 22) Highlights of the day in history – a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: http://smarturl.it/TodayInHistory The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Legendary AP reporter Linda Deutsch on OJ parole



Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Former AP special correspondent Linda Deutsch, hailed as a legend for her work during the OJ Simpson double-murder trial in the 90's, spoke with the AP on Friday about what she expects from Simpson once he gets released from prison in October. (July 21) The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content – we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP

Hundreds spend night outdoors following Kos earthquake



Hundreds of tourists and residents of the Greek island of Kos have spent the night out of their homes and hotels on Friday into the early hours of Saturday following a powerful earthquake. The 6.5-magnitude quake shook beach resorts in Greece and Turkey early on Friday. Many residents slept in their cars, others in sleeping bags or under blankets in parks or playgrounds. Tourists slept on sun loungers by hotel swimming pools or elsewhere in the outdoor grounds. Two tourists died after being …
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